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Needles 


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Description 

Well known to skiers in winter at the Snowbasin Ski Area, this cluster of crags which comprise the Needles has wonderful alpine quartzite.


Getting There 

Approach time from the Needles Lodge/Gondola is about 5 minutes. The formation is noted on every summer and winter trail map to the area.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Needles:
Needles Nirvana   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 550'   
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Needles in winter

Needles Nirvana 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Needles
Approach (literally 5 minutes from top of Needles Gondola) the lowest toe of the initial triangular shaped wall. Route finding up and through the various "Needles" should be fairly intuitive, but its not a sport climb. It was a fine adventure climbing with the Seven Summits legend Geoff, Don from the FA of classic Kermit's Wad(!), and Blake of the new generation. We had a blast!Pitch #1: Climb solid compact quartzite to a white band and surmount a fun roof. Continue up this long sublime pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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